If we are mindful, we are in control of ourselves.
There has been much written and available on mindfulness. The difference with mindfulness at BPD Community is that is cannot work in isolation from the other techniques.
Mindfulness can be practiced with focus: it can be a guided relaxation, it can be an everyday part of our lives, a constant companion. Mindfulness is not meditation. Meditation is a step up from mindfulness. If we practice mindfulness we clear our minds of the unrelenting busyness of self talk and we connect with our feelings and the world around us.
If we practise mindfulness we are able 'let go' of our ego, we can focus on how our body responds to how we feel, we can be more in touch with who we are.
To practice mindfulness effectively we learn to concentrate on being non judgemental, of accepting reality as it is, not as we want it to be. Mindfulness is a close acquaintance of acceptance.
Williams, Mark & Penman, Danny: Mindfulness: An Eight Week plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World. Nov 2012.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon Dr: What is Mindfulness? This 5 min video is an excellent introduction to what mindfulness is. There are also longer videos by Jon on YouTube, especially recommended are his work on compassion, on becoming conscious and an hour long guided meditation.Follow the video link.